Cure to Tempest
Session 0: The Gathering
Suddenly I find myself in this psychadelic place, stranger even than the things I have seen travelling through the Fae Lands. I knew these nightmares weren't normal dreams, but I hadn't expected anything like this. So, I am here instead of waking up in the tent I had gone to sleep in. All I could think was that this had to be another dream, nothing about the place made any sense, but yet my senses were telling me this was something different. A real place, even though it could not be real. Up is down, left is right. Paths and stairs not confirming to space as it should and gravity being all over the place.
There were three goddesses and several other peoples, some of sorts I have never seen before or only heard of in stories. Everybody seemed as unprepared for this meeting as I was. Truthfully, I wanted to freak out but the others maintained their composure, so maybe this is normal? I wondered if maybe I was a new addition to some kind of established group. Or were they just like me, trying not to freak out because nobody else did? It took quite a bit to just take it all in at face value, but I managed somehow. Maybe the guiding presence I felt next to me helped me with that somehow.
These goddesses, they had a lot they needed helping with, and said there might be a place in their pantheon for us if we do. I'd probably have said yes if they promised me food and lodging to be honest, they seem nice and genuinely in need of help. Oh, and it'd probably help or deal with those strange dreams as well, so that's definitely a plus.
So, there was this thing about the Tempest. A name I've heard before, but I didn't know much about it. I think they might have caused some of the trouble I had helped out with in the past. Apparently it can corrupt, and the Three wanted to find a cure for it because one of them actually got corrupted. I can get into the need of finding cures, part of my inner gifts deal with restoring people after all. And then there was a part about the primordials having won in their home realm, and they're looking for people to help fighting back, hence the whole pantheon thing.
It all feels a bit daunting... but at the same time I cannot help but feel this is the kind of thing I got the gifts for that I was born with.